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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
(860) 244-3311
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Hartford "go to" for seafood and such for quite a few years now. Service was ever so courteous, but alas, for me, the food lacked a little today. Both of us had Rhode Island clam chowder which we deemed too salty. Other party had a crabmeat cobb salad which she liked. I had a fried combo platter with oysters... More 

Thank Lastmate23
Plano, Tx
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We saw this place recommended in the AAA trip guide and decided to stop for a late lunch. This is very large place with trendy harbor motif and when we walked in I was concerned it was the type place that catered to large tourist groups and might have suspect quality. I was wrong. We ended up having an early... More 

Thank jimandbevh
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of hit or miss! depends on what you have, I had the fried scallops and they were'nt cooked, and when i went to send them back was told that's how they're supposed to be, not! another time I had fish and chips and the fish was over cooked and dry, and 1 time the food was perfect.

Thank Snowgod101
New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an ok restaurant to go for a meal with family. it was within walking distance of our hotel so we decided to go. I had the crab combo. it was pretty good but I didn't really like the crab rangoons. They seemed a bit dry. Our server was excellent She gave us ideas about the Wadsorth Atheneum that... More 

Thank marguerite14
Simsbury, Connecticut
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very big restaurant broken up into areas. There is a bar and there was a band (Saturday night). The music was good but very loud. We were in a group so we sat in the back where it was much quieter. Our server was great. The food was good. I had the crab combo. It was a... More 

Thank ctgama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome seafood and great people. Right next door to The Best Western here in Hartford CT. Great place to eat.

Thank Darren D
Coventry, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Great place to go for an afternoon brunch/lunch with co workers or boss. Food was great, wait staff professional and friendly. Were able to go and get back to work within one hour. Loved it.

Thank Linda R
Connecticut USA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Being a repeat customer for many years, I was disappointed in this visit as were friends that were with me.....ordered sautéed scallops with their "stuffing" - crumbs were burned and dried out. This is my first "bad" experience at the Chowder Pot but will return,,,,,everyone has a bad day!

Thank PBJ27
Colchester, Connecticut
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The food has been good, been there about 12 times (Hartford) , Although the cooks need to cut back on the seafood frying batter. To heavy of a meal, two bites then your full Sea food has always been expensive, and of course the saying goes " you get what you pay for" I would again, but not gonna make... More 

Thank larry F
East Hartford
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

The Chowder Pot is a great place to socialize during Happy Hour. They offer scrumptious appetizers like buffalo wings, lobster tails, dips and an amazing dinner selection.

Thank Tara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 244-3311

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